Aishwarya Kumar for National Geographic It was week five of the quarantine, the week President Trump tweeted plans to temporarily halt immigration to the United States. I am a legal immigrant from India living in Hartford, Connecticut. What did the tweet mean for me and the millions of legal immigrants currently living in the country? […]

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From Forbes Zoom has kept the world connected during Covid-19. More than 200 million people gather daily on the video communication platform, helping schools, churches and businesses of all types stay productive despite social distancing constraints. The startup has proved invaluable, yet the launch almost did not happen. Founder and CEO Eric Yuan developed the idea for […]

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From The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that oversees legal immigration, is sending furlough notices to about 69% of its staff and preparing to suspend services in August because Congress and the Trump administration can’t agree on terms of a $1.2 billion infusion. Lawmakers have been in talks with the […]

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From Quartz The suspension of various work-related US visas by president Donald Trump this week includes a provision to specifically bar people coming to the US to become au pairs. The J-visa program has historically provided cheap live-in childcare to families who can house and feed a young foreigner, while spending about $1,500 a month […]

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From The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board President Trump’s economic agenda has always been marked by a contradiction. He wants America to be the world’s high-tech business hub, but then he closes off the human talent essential to stay globally competitive. That’s the import of his order Monday restricting legal work visas across the economy. […]

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Opinion by Sophie Alcorn for TechCrunch As a second-generation immigration attorney, I’ve spent three decades helping people navigate the U.S. immigration system. At my Silicon Valley firm, we support tech entrepreneurs and business owners seeking business-nurturing opportunities that only the U.S. can offer. My clients are innovators with big American dreams, founding companies that will […]

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From The Hill President Trump is focusing this week on highlighting efforts to restrict immigration into the U.S., seeking to reenergize his base of supporters and deliver on campaign promises as he lags in the polls behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The administration on Monday detailed new limits on work visas, and Trump […]

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From the BBC US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020. High-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs and top executives will be affected. The White House said the move will create jobs for Americans hurting economically due […]

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President is expected to take action scaling back employment-based immigration in move aimed at speeding economic recovery after pandemic crisis

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The Donald Trump administration’s planned measures to help American graduates find jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic may backfire in the long term.

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Death and job loss from pandemic threaten visa status of physicians and their families

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